Thanks for getting back to me. We are both vaxed, but you never know who isn't. You have explained it well and made me feel better about it. Yes, we always get roomettes. We always call and talk to a representative so we get them across from each other and make sure we are in the same car. Also, we try our best to get as far back from the restroom as possible. Less noise and sometimes smell that way. Have a great time if you go on your trip next year. What a nice thing to take your mom on a trip. We are thinking of going to Seattle next yr if covid is better and the rates aren't at a sky rocket price. Thanks again.Thanks and sure thing! Currently, only those with rooms can eat in the dining car so they are far less crowded than in the past with no coach passengers there. In fact, they're doing the opposite and are trying to keep folks at separate tables. (An odd shift from the past!) There would be no problem with both of you going in and sitting down just the two of you!
(Btw, I like that idea of going in on two roomettes...I was thinking the same thing when taking my mother out on a trip next year.)